Back to the very first time when Yellowknife made their first debut in national curling championship, they got into a worldwide troublesome scandal of cheating. Below is the story about some representative names such as Klaus Schoene, Don Sian, Doug Bothamley and Randy Waddell who made history.
There was a renowned, remarkable team being gathered and smoothly operated before the championship of Steve Moss on the national scene, or before curling was taken over by the Koe kids in Yellowknife.
In 1983, the Elks Corby Cup took place in the NWT for the first time. At that present, it was held at the Yk Community Arena and hosted by the Yellowknife Elks Lodge. Lasting within 1 week, the Elks Cup still became an unforgettable memory for the hosting city and also for the participants who all thrived for history.
During this 1983 Elks Corby Cup curling tournament being held at the Yk Community Arena, Randy Waddell, left, Don Sian and Doug Bothamley watched their rock heading into the match’s rings. This trio, together with skip Klaus Schoenen, would continue pulling themselves together with the viewing to being the champion of the championship as well as earning the very first national curling title for Yellowknife.
At that year, Klaus Schoenne and his rink of Don Sian, Doug Bothamley and Randy Waddell successfully became the winner and brought Yellowknife the first national curling title. Thanks to this great contribution, they would be appraised and have their names carved into the NWT Sport Hall of Fame.
However, in that year, if you had the chance to have small talk with other competing teams, most of them would claimed that it stood no door for Yellowknife to win the whole tournament fair and square.